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Kashrus
The KCI - Kashrut Committee of Ireland is the only Kashrus in Ireland.
The Rav Hamachshir is the Rabbi of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Lent - A Chabad Rabbi.

Kosher
SuperValu has a great Kosher Section with Fresh bread, challah, cheese, frozen/fresh meat, vegetarian (Tivall) products, frozen meals (can be reheated in non kosher ovens), wine and other basics are also available.
Open till 10:30pm seven days a week.
Address: SuperValu Braemor Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Bread Irish Pride Bread is Kosher (Re Pas Yisroel The Oven is officially turned off twice a year around Christmas Day and middle of the year around June 30 - Both times it is turned back on by the Rabbi. Some rely on this some don't, mainly because in this case there is no system for alerting the Rabbi in case the factory experiences an issue. Frum people in Ireland rely on this bread for 3 weeks after the fire is re-lit.)

Catering:
There is only one Kosher Certified caterer in Ireland, Melanie Stein.
Melanie cooks in the kosher kitchens of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation and is under basic supervision (ie there is not a mashgiach constantly on site).
Her email is melaniestein123@gmail.com
The Standard cooking is NOT glatt, nor cholov Yisroel or pas yisroel.
(In Development is a Mehadrin option - by RCArentals in conjunction with Melanie/Rabbi lent - updates to come.)

Synagogue:
DUBLIN HEBREW CONGREGATION
32a Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6

Shabbos Meals
The Dublin Hebrew Congregation may be able to arrange Shabbos meals at local residents.
(There is a mandatory Donation of 36eur p/p.)
Email: office@jewishireland.org with your, Names and Dates - requesting to be paired with Mehadrin if you specifically want mehadrin.
Typically Friday night guests are paired with Rabbi Lent.
Note: They cannot guarantee this - and it's a case by case request basis.

Activities:
Castles
Whiskey


Hotels:

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Ireland Master Thread
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »
I am planning a trip to Ireland and am wondering if anyone has tips re kosher and Shabbos? I found this website http://www.jewishireland.org/visiting-ireland/food/ but I have no idea who their hechsher is?
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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 08:05:20 PM »
I am planning a trip to Ireland and am wondering if anyone has tips re kosher and Shabbos? I found this website http://www.jewishireland.org/visiting-ireland/food/ but I have no idea who their hechsher is?
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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 11:19:57 PM »
My shver is in Ireland for business about 10 weeks each year.  He stays in Dublin for Shabbos which has a fairly small community.  If you want more info , feel free to PM me.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 11:28:08 PM »
My shver is in Ireland for business about 10 weeks each year.  He stays in Dublin for Shabbos which has a fairly small community.  If you want more info , feel free to PM me.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 12:35:24 AM »
Just don't forget your raincoat and umbrella ;)

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 01:09:06 AM »
St Patricks day got you in the mood?
No. The cheap BA tickets on Aer Lingus is what got me into it!
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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 01:52:05 AM »
No. The cheap BA tickets on Aer Lingus is what got me into it!
Then you may as well have booked a business ticket.. not a bad value. Worth it IMHO.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 02:45:37 AM »
No. The cheap BA tickets on Aer Lingus is what got me into it!
Agreed! I am dying to take advantage I just don't have the time right now. Please let us know all that you find so when I and others do make it we can have a running start.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 07:09:17 AM »
Agreed! I am dying to take advantage I just don't have the time right now. Please let us know all that you find so when I and others do make it we can have a running start.
Re. what? Aer Lingus?  Or Dublin?

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 09:59:16 AM »
No. The cheap BA tickets on Aer Lingus is what got me into it!

Can you share with a dummy please. Cheap as in revenue or mileage? Thanks
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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 10:03:49 AM »
Can you share with a dummy please. Cheap as in revenue or mileage? Thanks
Cheap as in mileage, and no YQ on Aer Lingus when using BA points.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 10:15:12 AM »
I thought so. guess I might have to make a trip soon as well.
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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 06:01:57 PM »
Any general info you can share with the klal?

Shul- There is one shul in Dublin.  It is about 15 minutes from the center of town.  I was told there is public transit to the area from the center of town but I got rides/took a taxi (about $15).  I believe they have a minyan every day.  I know when I was there they had a hard time getting a minyan but did get one!

Kosher Food- There are no restaurants.  They are like the rest of Europe of don't have symbols.  Most of their commercial products is the same as the UK.  Therefore, if you know what products are producing in the UK and approved by the LBD (London Beis Din)- you are good to go.

I didn't have much time in Ireland- only an erev shabbos during the winter and a motzei shabbos- My wife any I did the hop-on/hop-off bus tours and the Guiness Factory.  If you're into pub crawls- there is a crawl on Sat night called the Musical Pub Crawl.  It is 2 guys with cool irish accents teaching you about Irish History/culture to the tunes of songs and taking you to different pubs.  We liked it and have reccomended it to other people.

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 09:39:27 PM »
Re. what? Aer Lingus?  Or Dublin?
Both but more specifically Ireland and Dublin. Where are you flying from?

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Re: Kosher & Shabbos in Ireland
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 09:41:56 PM »
@jagstangx where did you stay for shabbos? What did you do for food?
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